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Suspected Thief Claims He Was Arrested Because He Didn’t Pray, Read Bible Before Operation


A group of armed robbers, who snatched a vehicle and took it to Benin Republic for sale have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

While confirming the arrest to journalist, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Dolapo Badmos, listed the names of the suspects as Solomon Adeniji (27), Tosin Adeoye (25) and two nationals of Republic of Benin, Adewale Adebolaji (45) and Moyori Sule (42).

One of the suspects that were arrested, John Godwin, while speaking on his action stated that the only reason he was caught was because he forgot to pray and read the bible, claiming that if he had done so, he wouldn’t have been arrested.

He said, ”I was once sent to Ibara Prison in Abeokuta for stealing something at a market in Abeokuta. It was in the prison that I came across Tosin. It was also Alhaji who sent my phone number to Solomon.

“My plan was not to go back to crime when I came back from prison.

“I did not have money to take care of myself that was why I went back.

“But later I told myself robbery is not best option for me because my parents told me when I was born a pastor prophesied that I would become a pastor.

“Fortunately, when I was in the prison I used to preach and pray with my colleagues. It is the devil that drove me to crime. .

“Whenever we are going on operation, I usually read Psalms 121.

“I believe reading the Psalms would give me protection throughout the operation period.

“On the fateful day I was arrested, I forgot to read the Psalms before leaving home. I believe God wanted the police to arrest me so as to quit robbery.

The ZPPRO revealed that the suspects will charged to court immediately the investigations are concluded.

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